Illness & Medical

Attendance Line: 403-777-6280 ext. 1

Please contact the office if your child will be absent or late. For more information about our policies, see our Attendance page.


We are committed to providing a safe environment that is inclusive for all children. A number of our students have a potentially life-threatening allergy to peanut and tree nuts. Parents of children with allergies must fill out appropriate forms (also available in the office) and ensure the school has the necessary medication on hand should a reaction occur. We ask that parents who are sending in classroom treats, please avoid all nut products. 


Student Health Emergency Response Protocol Form

  • This form is to be used when there is a student health issue regarding attention. This includes when there is a request to administer medication. 

Student Health Plan

This form is to be:

  • completed if a physical or medical condition may affect the student’s attendance at school
  • completed if medication is to be taken at school,
  • reviewed and updated annually or sooner if there is a change in the student’s health concern or school registration. 

Sick Kids

Sick children who are sent to school increase the likelihood that colds, flu, and other diseases will be spread throughout the school community. If your child is sick please keep him/her at home until well enough to resume full day activities at school, including outdoor recess and physical education classes. It is vital that you keep us informed of all phone number changes so that we are able to reach you quickly in the event that your child becomes ill or is injured and needs to be picked up from school. If there is an emergency situation with your child and we have not been able to reach you after trying all phone numbers and contacts listed, we will call Emergency Medical Services (911). Any charges resulting from an ambulance trip will be the responsibility of parents or guardians.

School Nurse

A public health nurse is assigned to work with the staff and families at Maple Ridge School. The role is to enhance and support a health promotion model within the school using a collaborative approach to address school health priorities. The school nurse works with school administration, staff and families in promoting a healthy school environment. 

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